GAMMA ORYZANOL-A THERAPEUTIC AGENT.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Biotechnology, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur.
- Professor, Department of Food and Biotechnology, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur.
- Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Food and Biotechnology, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur.
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Gamma oryzanol is a combination of ferulate, esters of fatty acid and triterpene alcohol which acts as an antioxidant against free radicals. It is present in rice bran oil however it also occurs in corn and barley oils. It also possesses several properties which play an important role in lowering plasma and serum cholesterol by decreasing its absorption to the blood from intestinal tract, alleviate postmenopausal syndrome, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce the skin related problems and growth of cancerous cells. It also increases testosterone levels, thus stimulate secretion of endorphins and also promote the growth of lean muscle tissue, hence find applications in body building aid and health supplements for athletes or sport persons. It also stimulates immune system. It is widely used in cosmoceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products due to all these health related properties.
[Nidhi Agarwal, Pramod K. Raghav and Anshu Sharma. (2016); GAMMA ORYZANOL-A THERAPEUTIC AGENT. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 4 (Jun). 78-83] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/617 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/617
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